SIU School of Medicine Foundation Springfield Office

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Physicians Assistant Program


Caspa Supplemental Application Info

CASPA Applicant Information and Checklist

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Application to the PA Program is a multi-step process:
The candidate must use the Apply Yourself system to apply to the Graduate School before a PA Program Application can be reviewed. Go online using the website below and click on ‘Apply Now’ on the home page.
Part I

Part II
Before the deadline, applicants must:


Important dates to consider:

April 16th:                 Application Process begins (
Late June:                  Reviews begin; Interviews will start later
Deadline:                    Deadline to submit all PA Program application documents will be published on our website and can be obtained from our Academic Advisor.  The PA Program utilizes a rolling admissions process.  Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

The most academically and experientially qualified students are invited to participate in formal interview sessions.  Selection of candidates for admission into the PA Program is made by committee review following applicants’ interviews.  Preference is given to those applicants with a complete application packet (including supplemental documents; see list below), evaluated transcripts, healthcare experience in conjunction with shadowing a certified, licensed PA-C, exceptional academic performance, and strong references. 
Please be advised that border state students will not receive a tuition decrease.  Therefore they will pay a higher tuition rate.  Establishing residency to receive the in-state tuition rate can be applied for after six (6) months’ attendance with a form and certain requirements.
More information regarding the admissions process can be obtained by single-clicking the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link on our official webpage ( or contacting the Academic Advisor at (618) 453-5527 or at


See Supplemental Documents list below.



Please follow this checklist to assure completion of all steps and submission of all necessary supplemental documents.
Application Checklist
Please make sure that you have done the following as you make application to the PA Program:

Send all information to:

Program/Student Advisor
SIU PA Program
Mailcode 6516
Carbondale, IL  62901


Application materials will not be accepted after the published deadline. 




Technical Standards

Program Technology  Requirements



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